Monday, December 22, 2008

What's the Word Wednesday on Monday: "It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again"

Thanks so much to all who voted in the 2008 EduBlog Awards Competition. Mrs. Scribe, as y'all know, was up for Best Individual Blog. She came in second, behind The English Blog. Please go on over there to congratulate the winner.

In fact, Your Humble Scribe lost by 9...Count 'Em!...votes. Well, Sports Fans, that's Good Enough For Us! Yogi Berra, the Great Yankees Catcher, is in a 6-way, all-time leading MVP tie for 2nd Place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. We're not drawing any parallels here, nor casting aspersions, but guess who's in 1st Place? Barry Bonds, of all people.

There's always next year, right? And the best Cyber-Christmas Present we could get this Holiday Season is the knowledge that a few of you do read our work, & that close to 200 of you cared enough to tell someone else that we might be making a difference.

We're holding our Heads High. So elevated is our Self Esteem, in fact, that we've just created another award. The Yogi Berra Award. And our first winner is Mrs. Scribe. That's a perk of Cyber-Posting: There are no boundaries when it comes to Scribbling Bling!

The rules for The Yogi Berra Award are simple as pie. If you think you deserve it, please take it. If you think someone else deserves it, give it to them. The only other thing we'd like you to do is to link back to This Post, and have your winners do the same. Then, leave a cute little ol' comment. No Mr. Linky or Anything. Yogi's a pretty informal guy, and so is Mrs. Scribe!

In the spirit of The Season & The Great Yogi Berra, enjoy your little Bit o' Bling. And one more thing: Don't forget to quote The Master of the Malaprop when conferring or accepting this award:

"If you come to a fork in the road, take it."
"If that isn't enough, in the second half you have to give what is left."
"You can observe a lot just by watching."
"I knew I was going to take the wrong train, so I left early."
"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else."
"If you can't imitate him, don't copy him."
"You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six."
"It was impossible to get a conversation going; everybody was talking too much."
"Nobody goes there anymore; it's too crowded."
"It gets late early out there."

Editor's Note: What's the Word Wednesday will return to its Regularly Scheduled Time & Place in 2009.


Urban School Teacher said...

Well done! That is a great achievement- and richly deserved!

Lynda said...

Aww... Yogi... he was one of our Astros, too :-)

LadyStyx said...

Congrats on the second place win! That win is definitely nothing to sneeze at. What an accomplishment!

Eudea-Mamia said...

9 votes!? I'd play like Florida and demand a recount.

Congratulations on second, honest, that's great!!


Susie said...

Sorry to hear that you didn't win. Nice award though:-)

Columbia Lily said...

Congratulations!! Does this mean that if the winner is unable to fulfill their duties, you will be crowned Edublog Queen?

Dawn said...

Congrats!! Have a great Christmas!

Nancy Flanagan said...

Hey, Melissa--
You know what they say about the first runner up? She's the one who won the talent competition...ahem.

I came in smack dab in the middle of the pack, which isn't surprising, since the winner was "Teachers Love Smartboards" and I don't even have a smartboard. But I DO have a very cool badge to display on my site. In order to keep the website template intact, someone at the Teacher Leaders Network will re-size and install it, as they're administrators, and I'm not. But-- I'm a happy camper. Thanks to you.

Merry Christmas. Love the 12/23 cartoon. This "trying to take away the real meaning of Christmas" thing? Pure right-wing media blah-blah, a campaign around nothing, picking a needless (and non-substantive) fight. Never ever felt afraid to say it--Merry Christmas!--and never felt offended when people didn't say it.

Let's fight about how to fix the economy. Have to go and stuff a turkey.


debrennersmith said...

Your blog is well done. Congratulations! deb


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